netbsd pkgsrc

Alexander Bubnov alexander.bubnov at
Tue Oct 6 09:36:24 UTC 2009

Thank a lot you for clarification!

2009/10/6 Mark Linimon <linimon at>

> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 12:06:08PM +0400, Alexander Bubnov wrote:
> > Why FreeBSD does not use pkgsrc of NetBSD project as default ports?
> You're able to do so if you like -- FreeBSD is a supported pkgsrc
> platform IIUC.
> OTOH, there are some things FreeBSD ports are able to do that pkgsrc
> can't (e.g. follow port renames/recategorizations by MOVED during
> port upgrades).  The converse is true, as well.
> There are also the following data which might be of interest.  Note:
> for FreeBSD and pkgsrc, I'm using the number of things that are buildable
> from source; but for OpenBSD, I'm using the number of binary packages
> that are available for the i386 platform (but only because I don't have
> a quick way to figure out the equivalent ports count, which is higher.
> Hopefully, someone will inform me.)
> Therefore, this is a _slightly_ apples vs. oranges comparision, but it
> still may be informative.
>  FreeBSD   20730*
>  pkgsrc     8458**
>  OpenBSD    5379***
> mcl
> * per
> ** per
> *** from an OpenBSD web page; again, this is undercounting

/BR, Alexander

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